• Jim Ross Explains What Prevented Hulk Hogan vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin From Happening
During a recent episode of Jim Ross’ podcast with Conrad Thompson, Good Ol’JR explained why an obvious blockbuster main event match between Hulk Hogan and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin never happened.
This (along with The Undertaker vs. Sting) is literally the biggest “Dream Match” of all time, that pretty much every single (Old School) Wrestling fan would pay to see.
Keep in mind that while “Stone Cold” Steve Austin is THE single biggest short-term draw in professional wrestling history, “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan is the single biggest long-term draw ever in wrestling, so that match is obviously gonna do huge numbers.
JR confirmed that Austin never had any personal problems with Hogan whatsoever, but didn’t think their different styles would mix for a good match.
Here’s what the Hall of Fame announcer had to say:
“It would’ve been interesting to see, you have two of the most amazing attractions in the history of pro-wrestling, so I’m sure it would have been a success financially.
However, artistically? Maybe, not so much. Austin never had the confidence that he and Hogan would have enough chemistry to live up to the hype.
There’s always been the stories that Austin didn’t like Hogan, he didn’t want to work with Hogan, which is great for the internet gossip and chatter but I just think the styles clash was more than what Steve wanted to attempt.
I don’t think it had anything to do personally with Hogan.
Steve’s issue was just that Steve had a very high pace. Intense, aggressive, somewhat snug, high pace, that just may not have fit Hogan’s styles at the time because of his back.
It would’ve been an interesting attraction. It would’ve been a great poster, a great promo, it would’ve made money.
But I don’t think the match had a chance in hell of living up to the hype of the two stars.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (February 6, 1993) – WCW Worldwide
On this day in 1993, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Worldwide’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Civic Center in Anderson, South Carolina and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW SuperBrawl III’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
– Tex Slazenger & Shanghi Pierce vs. Dustin Rhodes & Erik Watts
– 2 Cold Scorpio vs. The Executioner
– Maxx Payne vs. Rex Cooper
– Barry Windham vs. Johnny Gunn
– Brian Pillman vs. Marcus Alexander Bagwell
– Sting & Ron Simmons vs. Big Van Vader & Paul Orndorff